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Stocks in Focus: Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund

11 Jul 2018

This week I am looking at Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund, a fund which focuses on investing in what the managers believe to be the best investment opportunities in the FTSE 250 index.

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Points of View: UK Market Review

4 Jul 2018

The end of June brought with it the end of the first half of this calendar year.

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Stocks in Focus: Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc

27 Jun 2018

This week I am looking at Aberforth Smaller Companies, a UK-focused investment trust that invests predominantly in smaller quoted companies.

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Stocks in Focus: Rolls-Royce

20 Jun 2018

This week I am looking at 112-year-old British company, Rolls Royce, and its biggest transformation plan in nearly 20 years.

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Stocks in Focus: BT

13 Jun 2018

This week I am looking at BT, following the announcement last week that Chief Executive Gavin Patterson will step down later this year.

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Stocks in Focus: DS Smith

6 Jun 2018

DS Smith, the international packaging company, announced its intention to purchase the Spanish based Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A (known as Europac) on Monday 4 June 2018.

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Stocks in Focus: Pennon Group

30 May 2018

This week I am looking at Pennon Group, which recently released its full year results to 31 March 2018. The group is split between two main functions, water and sewage services the South West of England and Viridor, the UK’s largest waste management recycling company. 

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Points of View: US/China Trade

23 May 2018

This week saw a step back from the brink of a US/China trade war.

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Points of View: Interest Rates

16 May 2018

Last Thursday the Bank of England (BoE) announced that it is holding UK interest rates at 0.5% on the back of weaker than expected GDP growth numbers for the first quarter of 2018 – the weakest quarterly performance in more than five years.

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Stocks in Focus: J Sainsbury Plc

9 May 2018

This week I am looking at Sainsbury’s which recently agreed terms with Walmart to merge with its subsidiary Asda.

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Stocks in Focus: Reckitt Benckiser

2 May 2018

This week I am looking at Reckitt Benckiser, a British multinational consumer goods company.

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Points of View: Schroder Asia Pacific

25 Apr 2018

This week I am looking at Schroder Asia Pacific, an investment trust which invests in equities listed in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan.

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